Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Amazon turtles in the region where we spend most of our time comprise at least twelve species and four families. Turtles have roamed the earth, on land, in the sea, and in freshwater, for better than 225 million years. Protected by a shell, a bony shield made by modified ribs, the turtle is a monument to a successful design for living. Here we share a few images of turtles and turtle-related activity from the upper Amazon Basin.



Thursday, March 8, 2018

When you travel in Peru the most conspicuous vertebrates (aside from humans) are birds, and they are as varied and wonderful as the country itself. Taken as a whole, Peru has over 1800 species of birds of which over 100 species are endemics (known only from Peru).